Palace of the Popes

Do you really know the Palace of the Popes in Avignon? Did you know that it is the biggest Gothic palace in the world! That it was built in less than 70 years by the Popes, and that today there are 25 rooms open to your visit? That it also served as a military barracks, and is used as a theatrical stage, a cultural setting for prestigious exhibitions?

Contact

Place du palais
84000 Avignon

+33 432 74 32 74
officetourisme@avignon-tourisme.com
www.palais-des-papes.com

The visitor can see over 20 rooms, scenes of historic events, in particular the pope’s private chambers and the frescoes painted by the Italian artist Matteo Giovannetti. The Popes’ Palace also offers the visitor continuous cultural activities throughout the year.

FROM JUNE 26TH TO FEBRUARY 29TH, ERNEST PIGNON ERNEST CONSIDERED AS THE INTIATOR OF STREET ART. NEARLY 400 WORKS WILL BE ON DISPLAY.     

OPENING TIMES
- From 1st September to 1st November : 9am - 7pm
 - From 2d November to 29 February : 9:30am - 5:45pm
 - March : 9am - 6:30pm
 - From 1st April to 30rd June: 9am - 7pm
 - July : 9am - 8pm. 
 - August : 9am - 8:30pm

RATES:
Full Price 12 euros

VISIT INCLUDED IN THE PASS

 

GOOD TO KNOW

The Popes' Palace is open every day of the year.

The last tickets are sold one hour before closing time.
The exhibition and the Histopad are included in the price

JOURS D'OUVERTURE:
Toute les jours de l'année

HORAIRES D'OUVERTURE: 1er septembre › 1er novembre : 9h00 - 19h00
2 novembre › 29 février : 9h30 - 17h45
Mars : 9h00 - 18h30
1er avril › 30 juin : 9h00 - 19h00
Juillet : 9h00 - 20h00
Août : 9h00 - 20h30 // LE 28 JUIN, FERMETURE EXCEPTIONNELLE DU PALAIS A 18H. LA BILLETTERIE FERMERA SES PORTES A 17H    BON A SAVOIR : -Nos amis les animaux ne sont pas autorisés lors de la visite  - Le Palais des Papes est ouvert tous les jours, toute l'année.
- La dernière admission aux caisses se fait 1 heure avant la fermeture du monument.
- Lors des journées du patrimoine (21 et 22 septembre 2019): entrée libre sous réserve de disponibilité)
Thematic of the place

Musuems and monuments, Avignon City Pass

Public price
Plein : €12.00
Price with the pass
Plein : Free

Exhibition Ecce Homo

From date 29 June 2019 to date 29 February 2020

Interventions 1966 – 2019. Artist Ernest Pignon-Ernest on display in the Grande Chapelle at the Palace of the Popes, 29 June 2019 to 29 February 2020 !

This exhibition, produced by the City of Avignon and Avignon Tourisme, entitled "Ecce Homo" retraces Ernest Pignon-Ernest's career and conveys his artistic, intellectual and political approach for the past 60 years, through a panel of works from the gallery Lelong & Co in Paris, from private collections, the museum in Montauban and photographs of his work in streets throughout the world.

Nearly 400 works - photographs, collages, charcoal and black stone drawings, documents - all evoke his interventions from 1966 to the present.

Ernest Pignon-Ernest is considered to be the initiator of Street art due in part to his large format images done with black stone, charcoal, and collages that he has made in the streets and on walls in cities for the past 60 years.

His travels and encounters have nurtured his work, he has made sets for the theatre, prepared reviews, painted portraits, posters, collages…thousands of works, countless expressions of his political and social commitment, his spirit, his defense of important causes, the guardian of the memory of collective history.

In January 2020 he intends to create an in situ work for Avignon in the Trésor Bas room in the Palace of the Popes.

PALAIS DES PAPES
Place du Palais des Papes
84000 Avignon

Price :
Free